Category: Concert Reviews

April 29, 2021 / Concert Reviews

Mary’s Underground, April 8 9/10 At first people tried dancing to it. In the second set they were shell-shocked into listening. By then the music was often hollowed-out; stripped of the swirling psychedelia of earlier on, so now Perrin Moss’s drums and Aykho Akhrif’s congas dominated the foreground, cushioned by…

April 21, 2021 / Concert Reviews

State Theatre, March 30 9/10 When he began singing A Child Was Born Here, you wondered if Archie Roach was up to completing the show, so much frailer was he than a year ago that he now needed oxygen on stage. Then Took the Children Away, his great anthem that…

March 31, 2021 / Concert Reviews

Blue Mountains Theatre, March 12 7/10 When it does catch fire, it blazes up in a sudden inferno. The two saxophones coil and snake around each other in a mad scramble of melody over tearaway rhythms punctuated by bucking syncopations and juddering stop-times. And then out the front there’s Sarah…